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This was a simple and easy to setup activity for Vito. Looks simple but he loves doing this over and over again!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Here's how what we did for the past few days, working on our whales and dolphins theme.
Arts and Crafts
I printed out a pattern of killer whale and humpback whale from LearnCreateLove.com for us to paint. We could out the different parts and had my son assemble it and add some decors on it.
Parts of a Whale
For the parts of a whale, we used our nomenclature card and booklet.
I also have a dolphin nomenclature and booklet set if you are interested.
We love using these cards. My son loves to compare the parts of the whale to his body parts. And we love our Safari Toob figures too! They're so detailed that you can even see the blowholes on the figures :)
The printable comes with an activity sheet for little ones to color and write a label.
Books for reading
Most of these were from the library. I included a Tagalog book about whales because my son loves learning the Philippine's national language :)
Different kinds of whales and dolphins
One of the books has a detailed description of each animal so we used it to learn about the different kinds of whales and dolphins as well as our matching and fact cards.
How deep do they dive?
I came across this wonderful site and downloaded their Teacher's Guide on Whales (for Kindergarten). The document is a haven of information on whales and dolphins and it got lots of activities for you and your kids to try. We did How Deep Do They Dive? pages 24-25 of the document.
We were able to differentiate which mammal dives deeper using the graph.
Whales and dolphins skip counting cards
And finally, you can also work on the skip counting with this cards! Just click on the picture below for the link.
And that's it for our whales and dolphins! Hope this would help you in case you will try this unit.
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Monday, August 12, 2013
We're having studying whales and dolphins this week and will talk about it in details soon. We finished painting our whale crafts and waiting for it to dry. We'll be putting it in an ocean backdrop which my son and I will be making tomorrow.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
The second part (FIRST PART HERE) of the our Sharks study is looking into the different types of sharks, what you need to know about each one and how they differ from each other. With this I used our Sharks Safari Toob and created matching cards for my little boy to play with (he loves matching activities!). Try to discuss the difference of each sharks basing on their physical features... my son love describing them!
PS. I included the Stingray just because it was part of the Sharks Safari Toob BUT of course, it is NOT a shark (they're cousins though LOL).
I also added fact sheets to get to know each of these sharks! And because I LOVE my readers, I am sharing this everyone! Just click the photo file below to download my FREE SHARKS MATCHING AND FACT CARDS.
And of course, don't forget to download my FREE SKIP COUNTING CARDS as well :) (Click photo for the link)
After we had our Parts of the Sharks activity we review what we have learned by putting labels on our shark picture. In this, I let him read the labels and guide him (minimal) on where to place them correctly (we use our Shark booklet in describing the parts of the shark). This is similar to our Grasshoppers activity.
And here's another activity that integrates reading, this is a printable I got from Teacher Created Resources, Inc. It's an activity sheet containing shark trivia.
For writing and spelling practice, I made this writing sheet for my son to trace. It contains the name of all the names of the sharks we have learned so far. To encourage him to write, I let him use different colors of writing pens :)
Hope you enjoyed our Shark Unit Study. My son and I had wonderful time learning about these fierce but lovable creatures :) We are wrapping up our whales and dolphins so watch out for my post. If you have a nearby ocean park that features these creatures, it would be best to pay them a visit. Oh how I wish we have them here!
We also watched shark videos of Jonathan Bird's Blue Work. These were all beautiful to watch! It's like encountering the sharks personally as well :) Check them out... he has a lot of amazing videos for online learning especially for little kiddos.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Sharing with you our Shark Unit (first part). I bought the figures from Safari Toobs and we've been using it non-stop.
We also used my parts of The Shark nomenclature cards and booklet (includes activity sheets). Click the picture for the link.
I love how detailed the shark figures are! So it was easier for me to show the locations of the fins like the pectoral, anal, pelvic and dorsal.
Coloring materials were downloaded from Education.com and the activity sheet was from my The Shark printable.
The Shark booklet were of great help in learning how each parts of the the shark functions. My son loves to compare the shark's body parts to his LOL.
A shark puzzle out of cardstock. What did here was print a shark clipart on a blue paper and cut it in several pieces for him to form it again. He later on added some drawings like coral reefs and fishes on the completed puzzle to make it look like the shark is in the deep blue waters.
For our Math, we've been doing Montessori Math: Addition Booklets for a while and I am now introducing skip counting. These Shark skip counting cards are available for free (personal use only). Please click the picture for the link.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Hello dear readers! How's everyone doing with their summer vacation? No travels for us this year as we are preparing for some changes that will happen in the next few months :) Anyway, just wanted to share my new materials for our Ocean Theme this month. We haven't started yet as I have been experiencing severe migraine due to the heat. Hopefully, the heat will alleviate a little this week so we can start this unit study.
The Fish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)
The Shark (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)
The Jellyfish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)
The Humpback Whale (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)
The Bottlenose Dolphin (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)
Hope you'll like these as much we do! And you'll find more materials and FREEbies from website: The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.
Happy Monday to all!